By Diana Sulieman
The Lifecycle Building Center (LBC) will hold its Revel in Reuse 2018 Fundraiser on Thursday, March 15, from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at The Garage at Monday Night Brewing, located at 933 Lee Street SW. The event, with Master of Ceremonies Eric Moncrief (The Green Guy), will feature live music, Atlanta chefs, and unique prizes.
The event will offer attendees a chance to support The Lifecycle Building Center, which salvages reusable building materials and promotes its platform of reuse and environmental sustainability. Several area nonprofits will share the benefits of collaborating with LBC on their facility projects.
LBC is a seven-year-old nonprofit organization that maximizes resource efficiency in the built environment by salvaging usable building materials and through free educational programs. Since its inception in 2011, the organization has diverted 3.3 million pounds of reusable materials away from landfills and provided $2.2 million in economic impact to the community through discounts on reusable building materials. LBC operates a 70,000 square-foot retail facility in Southwest Atlanta, which is open to the public and offers material pickup and deconstruction services. Nonprofits, schools, community groups, and houses of faith can access free materials through LBC’s Nonprofit Material MATCH Program.
This year’s sponsor is Perennial Properties, an Atlanta based mixed-use commercial development firm that specializes in high-end urban apartment and condominium projects with street level retail. Jay McGinnity of Perennial Properties serves as the resource development co-chair of LBC’s board of directors and has partnered with The Lifecycle Building Center through Perennial Properties for the past two years. Perennial has given full access to its residential demolition sites so that Lifecycle can selectively remove usable building materials from each project, thereby making these items available to homeowners, builders, small business owners, and nonprofits in the community. These materials include everything from cabinets, countertops, appliances, hardwood flooring, trim molding, plumbing fixtures, lighting, doors, windows, mantles, and more.
“The grants provided through our MATCH Program connect usable materials that were destined for the landfill with deserving organizations that are serving the Atlanta community and helps these groups direct more resources toward their programs,” said Shannon Goodman, executive director of Lifecycle Building Center. “Since 2011, LBC’s Nonprofit Material MATCH Program has awarded material grants to 140 organizations. Proceeds from our spring fundraiser will help LBC reach its goal of supporting 60 material grants in 2018.”
Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/lbcs-revel-in-reuse-2018-fundraiser-tickets-42021305857. For more information, please visit www.LifecycleBuildingCenter.org.